Yayoi Kusama

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's trademark is polka dots " lots of them, repeated in endless variations in paintings, film, immersive installations, soft sculptures and performance.

Kusama, now in her eighties, has described herself as obsessive, and her work is directly inspired by her hallucinatory visions. While she is in some ways an 'outsider', who chooses to live in a psychiatric institution, she is also Japan's leading contemporary artist.This, the first large exhibition of her work in the UK, is bound to be a riot of colour and pattern.Tate video introducing Yayoi Kusama

Venue details

Tate Modern Bankside London SE1 9TG 020 7887 8888 tate.org.uk

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass- £5 (standard entry charge is £10)

Open Sunday - Thursday from 10am until 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)

Friday and Saturday from 10am until 10pm (last entry 9.15pm)

Book via the Tate Modern website or call +44 (0)2078878888

What the critics say


The art in this show is all third-rate: but that, perhaps, is precisely its point.


The correct title for this exhibition would have been The Queen: Image, because it's all about image